Handcrafted from Cast Iron The word ‘acrobat’ comes from the two Greek words “Acros” and “Bat” which translated mean high walking. Minoan culture featured depictions of acrobats in art and murals from as early as 2000 BC. Egyptian murals and Greek vases also depicted acrobatic feats. These handsome acrobats are hand cast from iron and have a rich antique patina. 8 1/2" Tall.